About Jeffrey Schaffer

Admitted to practice in Illinois and Massachusetts, Jeff began his career at a Midwest-based general law partnership. His legal experience proceeded to include serving as in-house counsel to a privately-held machine tool manufacturer and industrial supply company with worldwide operations.

Jeffrey Schaffer, Business Attorney


Corporate Law

In the corporate law department of the largest publicly-traded Chicago-area food and drug retailer, Jeff practiced as a commercial real estate and licensing attorney. This experience promoted him to the position of New England Regional Counsel, serving in the Boston-area as Vice President and General Counsel.

Jeff had total legal responsibility for Star Market Co., Osco Drug, Brigham’s Ice Cream and White Hen Pantry Franchisors, and Mass Feeding (school lunch) Company. He also helped found Starís wholesale food supply division. His experience includes:

  • Regulatory and licensing
  • Security, permitting, real estate leasing and purchases,
  • Employment and labor law with particular emphasis on representing management in various teamster and other bargaining units
  • Managing outside attorneys in litigation, environmental, anti-trust and other specialized practice areas.

Private Practice

Returning to private practice in the Boston-area after the parent corporation was acquired by a competitor. Jeff has served as a named partner in two business practice law firms, most recently Sager & Schaffer LLP. Jeff continues to have close working relations with his former partners, Pamela and Steven Sager, whose practice also concentrates in business law.

Personal Service

There is no downtown big firm shuffle and wondering which lawyer you will be working with next; also no large firm billing schedule. Jeff’s philosophy is to be a value to his clients and prove that the cost of his services is an investment and not an expense. Jeff’s plan when helping clients reach their goals is to counsel them on ways to minimize risks and avoid costly disputes. For example, did you know that with an exchange of emails in Massachusetts, having your name in the From box can constitute a binding contract under The Uniform Electronic Transactions Act?

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